Pumpkin Carving Competition 2019 - Awards

written by Professor Virneburg | 12/01/2019 7:56AM | 3,165 Views


Tonight is the night
When dead leaves fly
Like witches on switches
Across the sky,
When elf and sprite
Flit through the night
On a moony sheen.

Tonight is the night
When leaves make a sound
Like a gnome in his home
Under the ground,
When spooks and trolls
Creep out of holes
Mossy and green.

Tonight is the night
When pumpkins stare
Through sheaves and leaves
When ghoul and ghost
And goblin host
Dance round their queen.
It's Halloween.

Harry Behn


Halloween has come to Hogwarts. With dancing skeletons and live bats, the Great Hall has been decorated with many pumpkins as well. A big thank you to all students who helped carving pumpkins and made this Halloween the most magical one yet!

A grand total of fifteen students have carved twenty-eight pumpkins, so give a cheer to their artsy skills!

The confident Gryffindors: Daisy Potko, Ellie Snow, Katie Stoecker, Leader Zia, Lily Alianova, Matteo Raven

The dedicated Hufflepuffs: Isobel, Kate A Dale, Maddie Giron, Pheonix2469

The creative Ravenclaws: Alexa Greengrass, anna ✧, Chia, Gin Seng, Leah Miller

The innovative Slytherins: EdwardIris, Kara Lorenzo, Laura Lorelei, Shiloh Mormont

Unfortunately, Peeves has messed with some submissions so that they could not be displayed in the Great Hall nor judged by the professors. Remember to check your hyperlinks in the future!

Every participant should have received the link to their certificate posted on their profile or, if you disabled the function, as an owl message. To make sure that everyone can see your submissions, they all have been displayed here as well.

Without further ado, I present you this year's winners!

Scariest Pumpkins

It's Halloween, it's Halloween. Prepare for fright! See if you can spook us!

All the pumpkins were very scary, so we decided on two second places as well as two third places. Well done, everyone!

First place: Shiloh Mormont


Second place: Laura Lorelei and Shiloh Mormont



Third placeLeah Miller and Matteo Raven




Most Magical Pumpkins

Show us your best pumpkin that you wouldn't be able to show Muggles -- don't worry, we're all wizards here!

What's more magical than a carved pumpkin on Halloween in an ancient castle such as Hogwarts?

First place: Shiloh Mormont


Second place: Pheonix2469


Third place: Shiloh Mormont



Most Creative Pumpkins

Surprise us with your most amazing ideas!

Be it with wands or a carving knife, all participants submitted truly creative pumpkins. After a long discussion, the judges have decided to award the following certificates:

 First Place: Shiloh Mormont

Shiloh Mormont

Second Place: Shiloh Mormont

Shiloh Mormont

Third Place: Matteo Raven

Matteo Raven

Best Real Pumpkins

Put away your wand, take out your knife, and carve a real jack-o-lantern!

It is hard to believe that those pumpkins were carved without using any magic - an amazing display of skill, well done!

First Place: Shiloh Mormont


Second Place: Shiloh Mormont


Third Place: Shiloh Mormont




House Pride Pumpkins

Show your house pride!

We did not receive many house-themed pumpkins, perhaps the others decorated your Common Rooms instead?

For Hufflepuff: Pheonix2469


For Slytherin:

First place: Laura Lorelei


Second place: Shiloh Mormont


Third place: Edward





Professors' Favourite Pumpkins

This award will be given to the pumpkin that the judges like most overall.

Making a decision as to which pumpkin was our favourite one was hard, as every professor had their own ideas. In the end, we decided on these winners.

First place: Shiloh Mormont


Second place: Shiloh Mormont



Third place: Shiloh Mormont and Edward





A big thank you to all the other participants. We truly enjoyed all your pumpkins - they all embrace the spirit of Halloween!



Gin Seng:

Kate A Dale and Kara Lorenzo:

anna ✧:

Leah Miller:

Ellie Snow:

Laura Lorelei:

Alexa Greengrass:

 Lily Alianova:



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